Round 02 Argentina - Moto2

  • Chantra Races to First Points in Argentina Moto2

    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia's Somkiat Chantra finished 10th in the Moto2 Argentine Grand Prix, earning him his first points in the 2019 season.

Report

Chantra Races to First Points in Argentina Moto2

Autodromo International Termas de Rio Hondo
Rd.2 Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina
Dry conditions
Ambient: 26℃ / Track: 35℃

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (10th)

“Today was my first race in the Moto2 category after the problem in Qatar. I am super happy to finish in 10th position! In the first part of the race I felt very good and I battled with many riders, but in the last 10 laps I felt very tight in my arm and had to change my riding style to be smoother. In the end it was very good. This cannot be possible without my team that always work hard for me. Thanks to my fans, Thanks to the sponsors and Honda!”

Dimas Ekky Pratama | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (23rd)

“I cannot be happy with this position, because I was fighting in 18th position. If I didn't crash I'm sure I could fight for the points. My motivation was high for the race, and I had a good start. I was pushing so hard to be with the leading group but I lost the front in Turn 13. Thanks to my team, they repaired the bike so quickly and I was back on track again. I would like to give thanks to all my fans for their support, the sponsors and my team. See you in the next race, the Americas GP.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

“In Moto2 both riders had good starts, overtaking riders and were fighting to be in the points. Unfortunately, Dimas crashed on Lap 7, but with no injuries, which is important. Somkiat was fighting with the second group till the last lap in his first race in the Moto2 category. 10th place in his first race is brilliant. Apart of that he has more space to improve so we'll start thinking about America to maintain this level.”

Results

Round 02 Argentina Race - Moto2 Combined Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
10 Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
23 Dimas Ekky Pratama (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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